Source: Rich Carr, CRME
Pua Sawicki, 2007 Female Mountain Biker of the Year, has entered into a multi-year title sponsorship agreement with Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles. Fresh off a hugely successful 2007 season racing her Ellsworth Truth, and with key wins in major endurance races such as USA Cyclingâ€™s 24 Hour Solo National Championships, 12 Hours of Dirt, Sweat and Gears and the Baja Ultra Endurance 100k race, Pua and Ellsworth have forged a partnership that catapults both entities forward.
â€œIt is truly amazing to have found and built a partnership with a company like Ellsworth. They have put their trust in us, through the good times and the bad, and have helped to make our dream come true and for that we could never thank them enough.â€ said Pua as sheâ€™s about to begin her 2008 season. â€œNot only have we gained a whole new family, but I get to ride the best bikes in the world! Thank you so much Tony and the rest of the Ellsworth crew!â€
In pursuit of more endurance race wins in 2008, Pua will again be racing and training on Ellsworthâ€™s legendary â€œTruthâ€ frame. The Truth is a durable, light weight, and a highly refined design for endurance and cross country racing. In the agreement, Pua will continue to ride Ellsworthâ€™s Mountain, Cyclocross & Road frames.
â€œItâ€™s great to have a winning rider racing your frame designs, but Pua brings a spirit and personality to the sport that makes it an honor to have her choose our frames year after year to race onâ€. Says Tony Ellsworth, CEO of Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles. â€œPua not only brings world class racing skills to Ellsworth, but she is also a tremendous ambassador for us and for endurance racing. We are looking forward to her success this racing seasonâ€.